Saddened to read of the death of Clarence Clemons, following a stroke, at the age of 69. As a member of the E Street Band, he brought joy to a lot of people, me included. His 40-year friendship and collobaration with Bruce Springsteen is a great part of rock and roll history. In a statement, Springsteen said,
“Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.”
Here are two songs, both B-sides, not heard a lot, but both feature Clemons, and both make me happy.